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How to Blend Dixie Belle Gemstone Mousse



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New products are always fun to try. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on this creamy whipped goodness back in the summer. After what seemed like an eternity, Dixie Belle's Gemstone Mousse is now available on the market for all to try!


Back in June I did a blog demonstrating two different methods to apply mousse: With a paintbrush and with your finger. Today I decided to take it a step further and show you another way to use the mousse: Blending!




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In this video I mentioned working with the Mousse months ago on a mirror. Click here to view this blog!




The Takeaway


Let's talk about it some of the key points about Gemstone Mousse.


1. It's water-based. Don't be afraid to use water to make it more pliable when applying. Clean up is easy peasy and... YES! You can even blend it into the Chalk Mineral line of paint.


2. Smooth application. It goes on smooth and doesn't pull as I work it into my surface.

3. It's super pigmented. It only took one coat to get a rich look and a little goes a long way!

4. It's not wax. Gilding wax is oil based whereas Mousse is water based. I especially like that it isn't wax, which means it doesn't have to go on last, which means I can use it UNDER my top coat rather than on top, therefore giving me more freedom in my design choices!



To take this piece a step further, I had some scraps from a Hokus Pokus transfer called "Baroque". It's like the finish and transfer design were meant to be!


It is my recommendation you seal the piece with one layer of Top Coat prior to adding the transfer to lock in the Mousse.








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Bianca

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